Guide to the Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles Collection, 1944-1972

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles Collection
Dates: 1944-1972
Bulk Dates: 1952-1972
Identification: URB/ATOLA
Creator: Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles Collection
Physical Description: 2.09 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Urban Archives
Abstract: The Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles Collection documents the teaching career of Harold Corbin, as well as political and social issues relevant to education in the greater Los Angeles Area, from 1944 through 1972. The organizations represented in this collection include: the Association of Classroom Teachers, Los Angeles, the American Federation of Teachers, the Affiliated Teachers of Los Angeles, the California Teachers Association, the Los Angeles Teachers Association, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the National Education Association, North Hollywood High School, the Professional Educators of Los Angeles, the Secondary Teachers Organization of Los Angeles, and United Teachers Los Angeles.

Historical Note:

Harold Corbin began his teaching career as a Physics, Chemistry, and Math teacher at North Hollywood High School in 1933. Corbin earned permanent status with the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1939. Numerous teacher organizations existed in Los Angeles in the 1930s. Over time, these disparate groups joined together to form a federation called the Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles (ATOLA).
Corbin joined ATOLA during the 1946-1947 academic year. He was Vice-President of the organization for three years and served as a delegate to many conventions. He was also a member of the Merger Committee, responsible for writing the proposal to combine the LATA and ATOLA. The Associated Classroom Teachers of Los Angeles (ACTLA) was a by-product of these initial merger attempts. In 1970, ACTLA and AFT Local 1021 merged, there being a National Education Association (NEA)/California Teachers Association (CTA) local and an AFT/California Federation of Teachers (CFT) local.
Seventy-five percent of ATOLA’s members were classroom teachers. Its policy-making and governing body was the Representative Council, consisting of one representative for each 100 members in a department. All certified personnel, regardless of position, were united as members of the teaching profession through this Council. ATOLA’s Board of Directors, selected by the Representative Council, was responsible for the organization’s administrative functions. The structure resembled that of the Los Angeles school system, where unity and diversity were (and continue to be) important attributes.
ATOLA combined six affiliated associations under a federation-type organization. The Affiliation also maintained direct relations with fourteen or more autonomous organizations representing various professional levels and interests in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The primary mission of ATOLA was to advance and raise the standards for the general welfare of schools and teaching profession, as well as to promote cooperation and understanding between the teaching profession and the community.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

Affiliated Teachers Organizations of Los Angeles
American Federation of Teachers
Los Angeles Teachers Association
United Teachers Los Angeles

Genre/Form of Material:

Audio recordings
Paper records

Personal Name:

Corbin, Harold

Topical Term:

Strikes and lockouts -- Teachers -- California -- Los Angeles
Teachers' unions -- California -- Los Angeles

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Robert G. Marshall and Elda I. Arrieta, October 1991

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Affiliated Teacher Organizations of Los Angeles , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Related Materials:

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of organizational documents, reports, newsletters and newspapers, correspondence, union negotiation records, audio recordings and ephemera related to the teaching career and professional life of Harold Corbin. The collection is especially conducive to the study of teacher organizations, unions, and the merging of education related groups. This collection consists of a subject file sorted alphabetically according to the professional organization which created the records.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Association of Classroom Teachers, Los Angeles (ACT-LA) Merger Agreement with Los Angeles Teacher's Union, 1969-1970

Box 1, Folder 2

ACT-LA, "Model Constitution and Bylaws", 1958-1972

Box 1, Folder 3

ACT-LA, Action, 1968-1969

Box 1, Folder 4

ACT-LA, Announcements and Bulletins, 1968-1970

Box 1, Folder 5

ACT-LA, Board of Directors, 1968-1969

Box 1, Folder 6

ACT-LA, Building Representatives, 1968-1970

Box 1, Folder 7

ACT-LA, Council of Black Administrators Correspondence and Minutes, 1968

Box 1, Folder 8

ACT-LA, Emergency Committee of Concerned ACT-LA Teachers, 1970

Box 1, Folder 9

ACT-LA, Fact sheets, 1968-1969

Box 1, Folder 10

ACT-LA, Hot Line Newsletters, 1968-1970

Box 1, Folder 11

ACT-LA, Income and Insurance Data, 1968

Box 1, Folder 12

ACT-LA, Members Correspondence and Memoranda, 1969-1970

Box 1, Folder 13

ACT-LA, "Official Report", 1968-1970

Box 1, Folder 14

ACT-LA, "Official Report", 1970

Box 1, Folder 15

ACT-LA, "Preliminary Report on Decentralization", 1968-1969

Box 1, Folder 16

ACT-LA, Program and Correspondence, 1967-1968

Box 1, Folder 17

ACT-LA, "Reports of the Commissions", 1970

Box 1, Folder 18

ACT-LA, Representative Council Correspondence and Memoranda, 1969-1970

Box 1, Folder 19

ACT-LA, "Rights and Employer/Employee Relations", 1968-1969

Box 1, Folder 20

ACT-LA, Southern Council Actions Correspondence and Minutes, 1968-1970

Box 1, Folder 21

ACT-LA, Structure, 1968 August 21

Box 1, Folder 22

ACT-LA, "The Role and Function of the Faculty Association", 1968

Box 1, Folder 23

ACT-LA, Valley East Area Correspondence, 1969-1970

Box 1, Folder 24

ACT-LA, Valley East Area Payroll Deduction Recap, 1969

Box 1, Folder 25

American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Local 1021, Bill of Rights

Box 1, Folder 26

AFT, California Teacher, September 1971

Box 1, Folder 27

AFT, Colleagues Correspondence, 1968-1969

Box 1, Folder 28

AFT, Collective Bargaining, 1970-1972

Box 1, Folder 29

AFT, Goals Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 30

AFT, Impact, 1968-1969

Box 1, Folder 31

AFT, Unity Strike Policy, 1969

Box 1, Folder 32

Affiliated Teachers of Los Angeles, Inc. (ATOLA), Bylaws, 1964

Box 1, Folder 33

ATOLA, Announcements and Bulletins, 1959-1968

Box 1, Folder 34

ATOLA, Annual Directory, 1965-1966

Box 1, Folder 36

ATOLA, Fact Sheet for Speakers, 1962-1963

Box 1, Folder 37

ATOLA, Financial Statements, 1966

Box 1, Folder 38

ATOLA, High School Teachers Department Announcements, 1966-1967

Box 1, Folder 39

ATOLA, Auditor's Report, 1966

Box 1, Folder 40

ATOLA, High School Teachers Department Board of Directors, 1966

Box 1, Folder 41

ATOLA, High School Teachers Department Bylaws, 1964

Box 1, Folder 42

ATOLA, Correspondence, 1966

Box 1, Folder 43

ATOLA, Financial Conditions, 1966

Box 1, Folder 44

ATOLA, Membership, 1966

Box 1, Folder 45

ATOLA, Insurance, 1963

Box 1, Folder 46

ATOLA, Personal correspondence, 1963-1967

Box 1, Folder 47

ATOLA, Probationary and Substitute Teachers Organization Discipline Techniques

Box 1, Folder 48

ATOLA, Reporter, 1963-1966

Box 2, Folder 1

ATOLA, Representative Council Meetings, 1966-1967

Box 2, Folder 2

ATOLA, "Rights and Protections for Probationary Teachers", 1964

Box 2, Folder 3

ATOLA, Salary Schedule, 1967-1968

Box 2, Folder 4

ATOLA, Spring Planning Conference, 1965

Box 2, Folder 5

ATOLA, Structure

Box 2, Folder 6

ATOLA, Unity Committee Correspondence

Box 2, Folder 7

California Teachers Association (CTA), Action, 1970-1971

Box 2, Folder 8

CTA, Announcements and Bulletins, 1970-1971

Box 2, Folder 9

CTA, Bay Area Coordinating Council Correspondence, 1969

Box 2, Folder 10

CTA, California Delegate's Handbook, 1970

Box 2, Folder 11

CTA, Correspondence

Box 2, Folder 12

CTA, Department of Professional Negotiations, 1970-1971

Box 2, Folder 13

CTA, Issues of Collective Bargaining, 1962

Box 2, Folder 14

CTA, Journal, 1964

Box 2, Folder 15

CTA, Personnel Standards Commission Report, 1969

Box 2, Folder 16

CTA, Research Bulletin, 1970

Box 2, Folder 17

CTA, Southern Section, "Constitution and Bylaws", 1968

Box 2, Folder 18

CTA, Southern Section, "An Outline of a Sample Comprehensive Agreement . . .", 1970

Box 2, Folder 19

CTA, Southern Section, Board of Directors, 1970-1971

Box 2, Folder 20

CTA, Southern Section, Employer and Employee Negotiations Policy, 1969

Box 2, Folder 21

CTA, Southern Section, Member Announcements, 1962-1970

Box 2, Folder 22

CTA, Research Monograph, 1968-1969

Box 2, Folder 23

CTA, Research Monograph, 1970

Box 2, Folder 24

CTA, Scope, 1968

Box 2, Folder 25

CTA, Southern Council Committee, 1969-1970

Box 2, Folder 26

CTA, State Council Representation, 1969-1971

Box 2, Folder 27

CTA, Teachers Legal Guide, 1968

Box 2, Folder 28

CTA, The Record, 1969

Box 2, Folder 29

CTA, Special State Board Committee on Los Angeles, 1971

Box 2, Folder 30

CTA, State Council of Education, 1971

Box 2, Folder 31

CTA, "The Strike", 1970

Box 2, Folder 32

Citizens Legal Defense Alliance, 1970-1971

Box 2, Folder 33

"Combined Union Organizing" Newspaper Clippings, 1965-1971

Box 2, Folder 34

"Education/Teachers" Newspaper Clippings, 1958-1970

Box 2, Folder 35

Los Angeles Teachers Association (LATA), Newsletters, 1968

Box 2, Folder 36

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Board of Education Personnel and Schools Committee, 1967

Box 2, Folder 37

LAUSD, Board of Education Correspondence, 1968-1971

Box 3, Folder 1

LAUSD, Blue Cross Health Plan Brochure, 1969

Box 3, Folder 2

LAUSD, California Association of Secondary School Administrators Policy Handbook

Box 3, Folder 3

LAUSD, Certificated Employee Council, 1970-1973

Box 3, Folder 4

LAUSD, Community Information Center Memoranda

Box 3, Folder 5

LAUSD, Controlling Division, Payroll Branch, 1970

Box 3, Folder 6

LAUSD, Decentralization Office Correspondence, 1971

Box 3, Folder 7

LAUSD, Retirement System Newsletter and Correspondence, 1964-1968

Box 3, Folder 8

LAUSD, Division of Elementary Education Meetings, Correspondence, 1968

Box 3, Folder 9

LAUSD, Division of Instructional Services, Catalog of Authorized Subjects , 1965

Box 3, Folder 10

LAUSD, Division of Planning and Research, Specially Funded Programs

Box 3, Folder 11

LAUSD, Division of Secondary Education Meetings and Correspondence, 1965-1968

Box 3, Folder 12

LAUSD, Gifted Advisory Committee Correspondence, 1970

Box 3, Folder 13

LAUSD, Los Angeles City Junior College District Financial and Statistical Data, 1966-1968

Box 3, Folder 14

LAUSD, Graduation Standards Review, 1968-1969

Box 3, Folder 15

LAUSD, Promotional Selection Section, 1970

Box 3, Folder 16

LAUSD, Public Information Office Newsletters and Correspondence, 1970-1971

Box 3, Folder 17

LAUSD, Retirement Services Brochures, 1962-1971

Box 3, Folder 18

LAUSD, School Bond Information Center Newsletters, 1971

Box 3, Folder 19

LAUSD, Secondary Curriculum Advisory Council Report, 1967

Box 3, Folder 20

LAUSD, Science Reviews and Previews , 1967-1968

Box 3, Folder 21

LAUSD, Spotlight, 1968-1971

Box 3, Folder 22

LAUSD, Teachers Talk Conference Correspondence, 1966

Box 3, Folder 23

LAUSD, Unified District Negotiating Council Memorandum, 1969-1970

Box 3, Folder 24

Manual Arts High School, Faculty Association Correspondence, 1967

Box 3, Folder 25

National Education Association (NEA), Announcements and Bulletins, 1970-1972

Box 3, Folder 26

NEA, Board of Directors Meeting, 1970

Box 3, Folder 27

NEA, Charter, Bylaws, and Rules, 1968-1970

Box 3, Folder 28

NEA, Communicator '70, News on Conventions, 1970

Box 3, Folder 29

NEA, "Convention Report", 1969

Box 3, Folder 30

NEA, Division of Federal Relations Brochure

Box 3, Folder 31

NEA, Information for Delegates, 1970

Box 3, Folder 32

NEA, Official Program, 108th Annual Convention, 1970

Box 3, Folder 33

NEA, Platform and Resolutions, 1968-1970

Box 3, Folder 34

NEA, Reporter, 1968-1972

Box 3, Folder 35

NEA, Representative Assembly, Code of Ethics, 1963

Box 3, Folder 36

NEA, Resolutions Committee Correspondence, 1969

Box 3, Folder 37

NEA, Sensitivity Training, "Education in Permissiveness", 1968

Box 3, Folder 38

North Hollywood High School (NHHS), Announcements, 1966-1967

Box 3, Folder 39

NHHS, Correspondence, 1952-1970

Box 3, Folder 40

NHHS, Curriculum, Schedule of Classes, and Survey, 1969-1970

Box 3, Folder 41

NHHS, Faculty Association, 1969-1972

Box 4, Folder 1

NHHS, Parents' Correspondence, 1970

Box 4, Folder 2

NHHS, Parents and Teachers Association Correspondence, 1970-1971

Box 4, Folder 3

NHHS, Parent Teacher Student Association Correspondence, 1970-1971

Box 4, Folder 4

NHHS, Professional Budget Correspondence, 1971-1972

Box 4, Folder 5

NHHS, Student Announcements, 1970

Box 4, Folder 6

NHHS, Teacher and Faculty Announcements, 1952-1970

Box 4, Folder 7

NHHS, Teacher Load Committee, 1944-1952

Box 4, Folder 8

NHHS, United Teachers Los Angeles Announcements

Box 4, Folder 9

Professional Educators of Los Angeles (PELA), "Officers and their Platforms"

Box 4, Folder 10

PELA, Announcements and Bulletins, 1970-1972

Box 4, Folder 11

PELA, Area Chairman Correspondence, 1970-1971

Box 4, Folder 12

PELA, Board of Directors Meeting, 1970

Box 4, Folder 13

PELA, Bulletin, 1970-1971

Box 4, Folder 14

PELA, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations

Box 4, Folder 15

PELA, Conferences, 1970-1971

Box 4, Folder 16

PELA, Defense Fund Correspondence, 1971

Box 4, Folder 17

PELA, High School Graduation Standards and Requirements, 1967-1971

Box 4, Folder 18

PELA, Members, Announcements, and Correspondence, 1970-1971

Box 4, Folder 19

PELA, Negotiations Council Correspondence, 1970

Box 4, Folder 20

PELA, Pelagram Newsletters, 1970-1973

Box 4, Folder 21

PELA, Professional Educator Newspaper, 1970-1972

Box 4, Folder 22

PELA, Representatives Correspondence and News

Box 4, Folder 23

PELA, Salary and Insurance Enrollment

Box 4, Folder 24

PELA, Statement of Policy

Box 4, Folder 25

Secondary Teachers Organization of Los Angeles, Inc. (SETO), Announcements and Bulletins, 1968-1970

Box 4, Folder 26

SETO, Calendars, 1969-1970

Box 4, Folder 27

SETO, Insurance Plans

Box 4, Folder 28

SETO, News Bulletins, 1968-1997

Box 4, Folder 29

Teachers Strike Newsletters, Announcements, Newspaper Clippings, and Correspondence, 1965-1970

Box 4, Folder 30

United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), Action Newsletters, 1970-1971

Box 4, Folder 31

UTLA, Announcements and News, 1969-1972

Box 4, Folder 32

UTLA, Board of Directors Meetings, 1970-1971

Box 4, Folder 33

UTLA, Calendar, 1970-1971

Box 4, Folder 34

UTLA, Collective Bargaining, "ABA Committee Report", 1963

Box 4, Folder 35

UTLA, Correspondence, 1971

Box 4, Folder 36

UTLA, Decentralization Task Force, 1971

Box 4, Folder 37

UTLA, "Designated School Representative", 1970

Box 4, Folder 38

UTLA, House of Representatives Meetings and Correspondence, 1970

Box 4, Folder 39

UTLA, "Negotiating Package Between United Teachers - Los Angeles and the Los Angeles City Schools"

Box 4, Folder 40

UTLA, Outdoors Newsletter

Box 4, Folder 41

UTLA, Political Action Council of Educators Purposes, 1970-1971

Box 4, Folder 42

UTLA, "Pupil Processing in the Secondary School," Correspondence

Box 4, Folder 43

UTLA, "Reports to the House of Representatives from Committees", 1970

Box 4, Folder 44

UTLA, Salary and Financial Statements, 1970

Box 4, Folder 45

UTLA, Negotiating Council Newsletters and Correspondence, 1970-1971

Box 4, Folder 46

UTLA, United Teacher Newspaper, 1970-1972

Box 4, Folder 47

UTLA, "Valley East" Meetings and Newsletters, 1970

Box 4, Folder 48

UTLA, White Paper

 

NEA Convention, 1968

Box 5, Folder 1, Item 1

Highlights, National Education Association film strip

Box 5, Folder 1, Item 2

Reel-to-Reel audio tape

Box 5, Folder 1, Item 3

Delegate pin and ribbon

Box 5, Folder 1, Item 4

Pamphlet, "Film Strip Guide and Script"

 

NEA Convention, 1969

Box 5, Folder 2, Item 1

Highlights, National Education Association film strip

Box 5, Folder 2, Item 2

Reel-to-Reel audio tape

Box 5, Folder 2, Item 3

Delegate pin and ribbon

Box 5, Folder 2, Item 4

Pamphlet, "Film Strip Guide and Script"

 

NEA Convention, 1970

Box 5, Folder 3, Item 1

Highlights, National Education Association film strip

Box 5, Folder 3, Item 2

Reel-to-Reel audio tape

Box 5, Folder 3, Item 3

Delegate pin and ribbon

Box 5, Folder 3, Item 4

Pamphlet, "Film Strip Guide and Script"